A report from IT research firm Gartner says public sector CIOs need to promote a compelling vision for digital transformation and make change inclusive. If successful, the results could transform the type of services government agencies can offer citizens.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/19/20164 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Businesses use bots to engage with customers, online and via social media, because they're a cost-effective way to respond instantly to simple queries. As the technology improves, bots are finding their way into more use-cases where human judgment and effort were traditionally required. Are bots right for your business? Here are 10 examples to help you decide. By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 8/10/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
August 2 marked the launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs. Smartphones will receive the update in coming weeks.By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/6/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Data scientists are the new corporate rock stars. Companies in all industries know they need a strong bench of data science talent to have any hope of becoming the next Uber or Netflix. With more demand than supply, here's what you need to know about recruiting the best and brightest.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/4/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
With UberCENTRAL, the ride-sharing service aims to provide companies with a way to pay for customers' transportation.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/1/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Regardless of how much data your company has -- and how much your business leaders are asking for -- you're likely missing some hidden gems. Here are 12 examples of what you might be overlooking, and why it matters to IT professionals, and to your business at large.By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 7/27/20165 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Most organizations lack the tools and processes to handle external cyberattacks -- which lie outside a company's firewalls. Such attacks primarily leverage digital channels, and responsibility for monitoring these channels often falls outside traditional IT and security functions.By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/26/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
WiFi takes to the skies in the form of Aquila, a self-piloting Facebook drone with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. It's another move by companies such as Facebook and Google to deliver internet services through unconventional means.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/22/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
A study by privacy researchers finds that attempts to obscure online information can be defeated with a bit of effort.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/20/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
The European Commission has elaborated on its issues with Google's shopping service, contending that Google's AdSense requirements hinder competition.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/15/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
If you want a glimpse of the future of robotics, start by looking at our biological past and present. Here are eight robots that borrow aspects of animal physiology, which has been honed through eons of Darwinian user testing.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/15/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Microsoft has launched an Alpha version of its Skype app for Linux. The software giant is also adding calling capabilities for Chromebook and Chrome.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/13/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
A tiny robotic stingray powered by light-activated rat heart muscle cells could help advance artificial heart research. By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/12/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Pedestrians in several European cities will soon see semi-autonomous robots traveling alongside them, delivering goods for local merchants.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/6/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Inspired by the difficulty Apple's late founder Steve Jobs endured in securing a donated liver when he was ill, the company says iOS 10 will allow iPhone users to directly connect to the National Donate Life Registry.By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/5/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The update is designed to capture data about how Uber's drivers operate their vehicles -- measuring braking, acceleration, and speed.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/1/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
As Apple gears up for its iOS 10 public beta in July, a select group of developers will now be able to sync up their apps with users' Siri demands.By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/1/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Google wants to give its users the ability test their internet speed right from the search application. In order to do this, the company is partnering with M-Lab to make it a reality.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/29/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Microsoft's recent $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn is not the first time Redmond has spent big bucks to snap up a company. Here's a closer look at 9 of the software giant's acquisitions that topped $1 billion. By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 6/27/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Social is a Business ImperativeThe use of social media for a host of business purposes is rising. Indeed, social is quickly moving from cutting edge to business basic. Organizations that have so far ignored social - either because they thought it was a passing fad or just didnít have the resources to properly evaluate potential use cases and products - must start giving it serious consideration.
Social is a Business ImperativeSocial media is critical in the age of digital business. How can IT help? First, work with the marketing team to set up social networking programs on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, at minimum. Then work to put social media sentiment analytics in place to measure success.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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